• Holiday Flex Passes, Norm Foster Theatre Festival

    ON SALE TO DECEMBER 31, 2017

    Give the Gift of Laughter!

    For the person who has everything...gift the gift of laughter this Holiday Season!

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  • Wrong For Each Other by Norm Foster, Foster Festival

    JUNE 27 - JULY 13, 2018

    Wrong For Each Other - Norm Foster Greatest Hit!

    How can things which begin so right end up so wrong? Four years after their divorce, Norah and Marty meet by chance in a big-city restaurant. Overcoming the awkwardness of the situation, they decide to have lunch together. 


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  • Come Down From Up River, Norm Foster Theatre Festival

    JULY 18 - AUGUST 3, 2018

    Come Down From Up River
    - Norm Foster World Premiere!

    Set in Saint John, New Brunswick, Come Down From Up River explores family and forgiveness with a healthy dose of laughter sprinkled with tears. This latest Maritime saga from Norm Foster is guaranteed to delight!

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  • Renovations For Six, Norm Foster Theatre Festival

    AUGUST 8 - AUGUST 25, 2018

    Renovations For Six
    - Norm Foster World Premiere!

    After taking in this newest comedy by Canada's most popular playwright, you’ll never look at a paint chip again without laughing…or cringing! This new World Premiere by Norm Foster is sure to leave you laughing long after the final bow!


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Humour With Heart... in the heart of Niagara!

The Foster Festival is the very first theatre festival in Canada celebrating the work of a living Canadian playwright. Norm Foster comedies have been staged around the world for over two decades – we are honoured to be bringing them home to Canadian theatre lovers!

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The Foster Festival, located in St. Catharines, Ontario just down the road from the Shaw Festival, presents comedy theatre inspired by the work of internationally renowned Canadian playwright Norm Foster.

At The Foster Festival, we showcase the heart and humour of Norm Foster's writing in a dedicated environment, employing the finest Canadian theatre practitioners and bring you everyday stories that are very, very funny, but also deeply meaningful to and reflective of Canadians.

In addition to producing our summer show series, The Foster Festival team is also very active in our community with outreach programs for kids and adults. It's our belief that a little more laughter is good for everyone's health.

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Executive Director Emily Oriold Named As The Winner Of The 2017 Women In Business Award For Excellence In Tourism!

Nov 17th, 2017

Executive Director Emily Oriold Named As The Winner Of The 2017 Niagara Women In Business Award For Excellence In Tourism!

2018 Subscriptions Now On Sale!

Sep 7th, 2017

The Foster Festival's 2018 Surprise Subscriptions are now on sale!

Norm Foster hard at work writing two new World Premieres for our 2018 Season!

Sep 19th, 2017

Norm Foster is hard at work writing his next two World Premieres for The Foster Festival's 2018 Season!

Foster 45s (E28) - Sneak Peek of Foster's newest play Lunenburg

Aug 4th, 2017

Norm Foster's newest play, Lunenburg runs August 2 - August 18 at the FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre - see a sneak peek of behind the scenes of this hilarious new Foster play starring Shaw Festival veteran actors!

Foster 45s (E27) - Sneak Peek of Our Next Production Old Love by Norm Foster

Jul 10th, 2017

Norm Foster's play, Old Love runs July 12 - July 28 at the FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre - see a sneak peek of behind the scenes of this classic Foster play!


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